Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Installers and Repairers

Air-conditioning and refrigeration installers and repairers install, service and repair air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in factories, offices, shops and homes.


New workers

New workers start around £24,624. Normal pay is £40,526 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £63,730.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 12,447 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Carries our maintenance checks and repairs.

  • Inspects and tests the installation.

  • Plans work schedule and installs the system.

  • Produces detailed estimate of costs of the work.

  • Plans layout of the system (pipework, ducts and control panels).

  • Examines the proposed site to establish if installation plans are practical.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • HVAC

  • Ventilation

  • Refrigerant

  • Building Services Engineering

  • HVAC Split Systems

  • Commissioning

  • Refrigeration

  • Air Handler

  • Plumbing

  • Maintenance Engineering

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Detail Oriented

  • Self-Motivation

  • Sales

  • Planning

  • Professionalism

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.